An Unexpected Quilt Top

The fabric I was crushing on Monday? Still excited. I have the top all finished. Yay! A last minute change of mind about the back caused me to order fabric, so I’m waiting for it to arrive so I can quilt it.

Last night I walked in my sewing room and it is just spewing stuff everywhere. Gah! So I took this pile of scrap batting and fabric….

Scrap Batting Before Trimming

…..and turned it into this.

Scrap Batting After TrimmingMuch more manageable, right? Those batting pieces are trimmed and ready for me to piece or tape together to use in other projects.

I also cut all the fabric pieces into 5″, 3-1/2″ and 2″ squares. I didn’t fuss about it – whatever I could cut I did and the tiny scraps got tossed.

Scrap Fabric Pieces Trimmed

That is a stack of Kona Snow cut into 5″ squares hidden under the orange scraps!

After everything was trimmed and cleaned up I decided I needed to use those scraps. Immediately. My orange scrap bin is overflowing and let’s face it, after Orange Crush I’m a bit tired of seeing orange everywhere.

Those scraps are now this adorable baby quilt top:

Scrap Orange Baby QuiltI will use some of those batting pieces and a piece from my stash for the backing to finish this quilt. I plan to donate it to our local quilt guild for the community baby showers we contribute to.

Any one have ideas on how I should quilt it? I’m still pondering…

Anyway, I’m happy I have a mess cleaned up and those scraps are finding a new life. Hopefully some little one will love this cheerful little quilt.

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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15 Responses to An Unexpected Quilt Top

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  2. Love your orange fabric, looks great against the white. What a sweet baby quilt-top 🙂

    -Soma

  3. Tracy Hansen says:

    Great use of your stash!!! I have been on a bit of a “use it up” binge myself lately, I’m trying to use up some of those fabrics that have been lingering much too long. 🙂

  4. Jasmine says:

    What a great use of your scraps. This baby quilt is adorable.

  5. Bonnie in Va says:

    Impressive. I hate cutting up scraps although some times I actually cut squares right away. I also cut smaller batting scraps into small rectangles and keep a pile near all of my sewing machines. It is a great place to clean lint off a brush that I use to clean out bobbin areas. It’s also good for wiping up excess oil when oiling a machine. Needles to say I have an unending supply of these small scraps! Do you have a Go cutter that helps you clean up?

  6. Sandra says:

    Wow, look at you! Such efficiency! Good lesson to remember: to take the time to cut up, fold, organize, and feel fresh and ready to create another quilt (mess!)…and you did! Love the baby quilt…no quilting motif ideas popped into my head yet, sorry.

  7. Trimmed and ready to go is always a bonus! The baby quilt top is beautiful. I really love the orange fabric, and it looks so crisp against the white.

  8. Kate says:

    Great way to clean up and get a quilt out of it in the end.

  9. mammafairy says:

    Oh, just have fun quilting it, go free and easy!
    You know, I am not a fan of bow ties, but I do rather like what you have made here! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Very productive from a tidy up! Well done!

  11. Kaja says:

    That was quick work! I need to take a leaf out of your book and make some nice tidy piles too. Your little quilt is sweet – I like bright colours for babies and this is so clean and simple and cheerful, it’s just right.

  12. kathysnest32 says:

    this is a great quilt. Love it.

  13. Very nice! I bet it feels so good to be a bit more organized AND have a quilt top as a bonus. I might be tempted to quilt different motifs on the diagonal groupings as kind of a FMQing sampler.

  14. Alycia says:

    That looks great! I love that you were able to do that so quickly! What is easy for you to quilt? That is what I would do 😉

  15. katyquilts says:

    Looks great! I need to do the same. After a Quilt of Valor marathon, I have batting scraps everywhere. Love your baby quilt top!

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